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    • 6:46 PM, Aug. 28, 2014

    Homearama design team spotlights luxury, fun, fantasy

    For those who visit the return of Homerama, — a spectacle of six brand new multimillion-dollar luxury homes — memory points abound. It's like the Disneyland of luxury homes.

    • 6:50 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Now's the time to seed your lawn, fix damage

    Any bare spot in the lawn larger than 4 inches in diameter should be reseeded before weeds have a chance to sprout. The good news is now is the best time do the job. And this is also the perfect time to aerate the lawn.

    • 6:58 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Ice Bucket Challenge has us put up or shut up

    I guess it was only a matter of time before the chain reaction of a do-good movement came under attack by naysayers. The otherwise heart-warming Ice Bucket Challenge is under siege.

    • 6:54 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Trendy yarn craft replaces knitting needles with arms

    Earlier this year, Lynette Halalay reached beyond the art of hand-knitting when she embraced what's probably the hottest trend among knitters today: arm-knitting.

    • 7:02 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Shrimp cakes won't make budget crabby

    I love crab cakes, but the price of crab causes me to cringe and my wallet shrink. So instead I make shrimp cakes, blending the ingredients, in the processor.

    • 7:06 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Photos may show 'Detroit's Downton Abbey'

    'Was this the Downton Abbey of Grosse Pointe?' Janice Anschuetz of Ypsilanti asked Libby Nolan at a recent Trash or Treasure appraisal session held at downtown's DuMouchelle Art Gallery and Auction House.

    • 7:08 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Today's garage doors come in many styles

    With so many improvements in the design and functionality of today's garage doors, it has often moved to the top of the home improvement 'to do' list and can be a great way to improve your home's curb appeal.

    • 7:15 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Welcome Mat: The latest and greatest for your home

    Franklin hosts its annual art show, 'Ypsi Roadshow' offers antiques appraisals, the latest garden photo winner and more.

    • 7:16 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Back-to-school sales can inspire office spaces

    Back-to-school supplies might be geared toward a younger crowd, but grown-ups can get in the game, too. As students stock up on all the essentials, adults can gussy up a home office space with inspiration from the same type of list.

    • 7:19 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    It's not too early to dress your mantel for fall

    If you want to celebrate fall in your home decor, the perfect place to start is your fireplace mantel, one of the most visible spots in your home. Here are three beautiful looks we created to inspire you.

    • 7:17 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Some tips on the art of decorating your den

    Dens are often designed to be 'man caves,' but that doesn't mean they can't be family-friendly, too. Regardless of the size of your den, it is possible to create an appealing space that can be enjoyed by every member of the house.

    • 7:20 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Fabric-covered walls an easy, cozy DIY project

    Instead of covering the walls in wallpaper, which is such a pain to remove, opt for lovely print from a home decor fabric collection. Covering a wall in fabric is easy to do — and when the time comes, easy to undo!

    • 7:17 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Use a room in an unexpected way

    Just think about what your house is missing. Do you need a home office, crafting room, guest bedroom or perhaps a larger gathering space? Your house might already have the space if you take another look.

    • 6:47 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    Oakland Township site of Ultimate Homearama's return

    Ten years after its last show in Metro Detroit, the Ultimate Homearama, a showcase of brand new high-end homes, returns to the region this weekend at the lavish Pinnacle luxury home development in Oakland Township.

    • 7:28 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    Win a copy of 'Little One-Yard Wonders'

    An amazing collection of simple sewing projects for that little one in your life can be found in the just released 'Little One-Yard Wonders, Irresistible ...

    • 10:12 AM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Mid-century modern in Bloomfield Hills showcases works from travels

    The exterior of this 1950s Bloomfield Hills ranch house is very unassuming, very plain Jane. You have to wait for the 'WOW' factor when you step inside.

    • 6:23 AM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    House really all about the lives of its family

    It took some time before I drive past 1720 Dorchester. As often you tell yourself, 'It's just a house, it's just a house,' the emotional frame of reference ...

    • 1:25 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Buckles just right for summer fruit and growing kids

    Jack. was a toddler when I first met him, and he's now he's a rugged rough and tumble kid. Jack also likes to help his mom in the kitchen and loves to bake.

    • 10:56 AM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    'River of creativity' flows with furniture making

    When Sue Kolb of Ortonville spends time up north, she sometimes takes a break from fun activities to hunt for twigs in ditches. She uses the branches to ...

    • 5:38 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Inspect your trees for their danger potential

    One of the great charms of older neighborhoods is the stately centennial trees that line the streets. But aging trees can become hazards if they are not cared ...

    • 5:34 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Framed paintings are diamonds in the rough

    Sandy and Gerry McCarroll of Grosse Pointe Park seem to have that Midas touch. A few months ago, Gerry picked up two oils discovered in a pile in the basement ...

    • 5:34 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Nautical is nice when done with light touch

    Nautical knickknacks don't have to be kitschy. Luckily, there's no shortage of tasteful maritime decor that lets us celebrate the Great Lakes State without ...

    • 5:42 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    What it means to really be 'neighborly'

    Being a good neighbor starts with a face-to-face introduction. I know it's considered old-school, but your kids probably do it all the time.

    • 5:32 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Let gold shine on in home decor

    Depending upon your passion for gold, you can go high luxe by washing your room in it. Or you can add just a glint here and there to thread in a tiny touch of ...

    • 5:31 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Freestanding tubs can be a bathroom's masterpiece

    Here are things to consider when you want a bathtub in the center of the room.

    • 5:32 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Can contemporary design include crystal chandeliers?

    Most would think a crystal chandelier would be all wrong in a contemporary setting. Not true. It depends on the metal finish and whether the fixture has lamp ...

    • 5:33 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Make a kitchen menu board

    Create a chalkboard to match your decor by adding a thin plywood panel to the back of a pre-made picture frame that matches or coordinates with your decor.

    • 5:39 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Welcome Mat: The latest and greatest for your home

    Find tips for flooding cleanup; see the Marshall Home Tour; find the latest from Crane & Canopy; and much more.

    • 7:45 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
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    Ex-Ford designer keeps cars close at heart in art, furniture work

    You can't pigeonhole Camilo Pardo. The New York-born, Metro Detroit-raised designer know for redesigning the Ford GT is also an artist, fashion designer and ...

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